Soap fans rejoice, Emmerdale will not need to take a break despite having to pull the plug on filming on March 23 due to coronavirus restrictions. 

ITV confirmed today that the Yorkshire based programme will continue to broadcast new episodes and that production began again last week with a reduced number of cast and crew. 

In a statement, ITV said that Emmerdale will "alter its transmission pattern to two episodes from the week beginning June 8 in order to stay on air.

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"The episodes scheduled will be those filmed featuring characters in lockdown. They involve much-loved characters - Sam and Lydia, Cain and Aaron, Mandy and Vinny, Marlon, Al and Ellis, Nicola and Jimmy and Chas and Paddy - experiencing the trials and tribulations of lockdown. 

"The two episodes will air on Mondays and Wednesdays at 7pm on ITV for three weeks before Emmerdale will then resume a three-episode each week pattern."

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